In the Cart – August 2017 Compilation

Congress Delays Compliance Date for New SNAP Rules; Revised Rules Coming NATSO Industry Newsletter, May 2017 Congress has passed and President Trump has signed legislation containing a provision requiring the Department of Agriculture to rewrite a provision of the SNAP retailer eligibility rule issued in late 2016. That rule’s new requirements, which were scheduled to take effect […]


5 can’t miss session at the Texas Retailers Forum 2017

The Texas Retailers Association’s Texas Retailers Forum is racing in to the Marriott Champion’s Circle this year, right next to the historic Texas Motor Speedway.  On July 23rd and 24th, hundreds of retail leaders will descend upon Fort Worth to hear from industry leaders as they discuss trends in preventing organized crime, retail in the […]


How to Adapt Your Business Model to a Changing World

In an industry that saw a 15 percent drop in physical retail sales in 2015, one brand continues to grow profits. For the third year in a row, GameStop profits per store increased. The electronics retailer reported profits of $176,000 per store, on average, or nearly 15 percent for each of its more than 6,600 […]


“BAT would cost the average family up to $1,700 in the first year”

As chairman of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, Houston-area Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady is leading efforts in Congress to make our nation’s outdated and overly complex tax code competitive in the global economy. Brady’s “Better Way” tax reform plan lives up to its name in many ways. It would eliminate most special-interest […]